[ipxe-devel] Recent tg3 driver commits still fail on gigabit

Brandon Penglase bpenglase-ipxe at spaceservices.net
Tue Aug 21 15:15:47 UTC 2012

I noticed this, this morning as well. I plan to do some debugging this 
afternoon, once I get some other issues out of the way from the start of 
our semester.
I'm not sure if Kevin has seen the previous post or not, but it's here: 
http://lists.ipxe.org/pipermail/ipxe-devel/2012-May/001461.html .

I do want to thank the guys/gals at Broadcom who are putting an effort 
into this, as it does appear to have fixed a different issue we had (If 
you booted via USB, into a WinPE image, the WinPE image was not able to 
use the NIC. This appears to be working as expected now).

I plan to do a DEBUG=tg3 build, so if more debugging, or another is 
requested, let me know and I can include that. The machine I have for 
testing does have a Serial output, so I can easily grab any console output.

Brandon Penglase

On 08/21/12 10:53, Brendon Walsh wrote:
> Hi,
> I just wanted to notify everyone that the recent commit with fixes for 
> the tg3 driver (a05871d89ad9b94248049c66f238092fc896e9aa) have not 
> made any noticeable difference in regards to functionality on gigabit 
> interfaces.
> I am testing with BCM5764M and while iPXE will function properly on 
> 100Mbit, it fails on DHCP still on a gigabit link. This behaviour is 
> the same as before this commit.
> Thanks Kevin and all others who are working on this. I can provide any 
> data that may help with resolving this issue.
> Brendon
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